States Simplify Medicaid Sign-Ups January 21, 2016 Forty-nine states now take Medicaid applications by phone and 49 also accept online applications, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Some Spend 25% Of Income On Health Expenses January 15, 2016 Urban Institute researchers found that premiums and out-of-pocket costs are still a major concern for people seeking coverage on the health care marketplaces.
‘Concierge Medicine’ Reaches New Markets January 14, 2016 Doctors, insurers and others are kick-starting experiments to broaden access to direct primary care, a service long associated with only wealthy Americans.
Medicaid To Fund More Addiction Treatment January 7, 2016 Some Medicaid plans will now get federal funding for 15 days of inpatient treatment. But Pennsylvania fears the new rule will close a loophole the state has been using to pay for longer stints.
ACA Insurers Sweeten Plans With Free Doctor Visits January 4, 2016 Some insurers are betting that lowering the barrier to seeing a doctor will encourage people to get needed care sooner. If it works, the health plans could save more than they spend on the benefit.